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pcmagcrankygeeks 061 episode (April 25, 2007)

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This is episode 061 of crankygeeks. Here is the episode page description:

Episode 61:
YouTube deletes video of McCain singing "Bomb Iran," and more...

What's new in Episode 61

Today's Guests:
Sebastian Rupley, Co-Crank, Editorial Director, PCMagCast.com
Dan Fost, Tech Journalist, San Francisco Chronicle
Annalee Newitz, Writer, Wired

The Topics:
YouTube deletes McCain's "Bomb Iran" video

YouTube has confirmed that it mistakenly deleted and would restore a video of presidential candidate John McCain singing an impromptu song about starting a war with Iran. The senator joked about bombing the nation during a campaign stop in South Carolina.

Text Messaging Booms at U.S. Colleges

Colleges and universities across the United States are moving quickly to adopt text messaging as their first line of emergency notification, experts said. The rush to find ways to send tens of thousands of SMS messages to student cell phones was intensified by the tragic events at Virginia Tech.

NTT Releases Motion-Sensing Phone in Japan

NTT DoCoMo, Japan's biggest wireless operator, has unveiled a new mobile phone equipped with a motion sensor that lets users play games with the same gesture-driven realism as found on the popular Nintendo Wii console. Users can swing the handset like a tennis racket or wield it like a sword to control games.

Online Impersonations are on the Rise

What if your online profile included statements that you never made? What if someone sends e-mails from an address only one character away from your address? Impersonators online are on the rise. What's to be done about the e-charlatans?

Prostitutes Target Virgin Geeks

Dutch escort agency Society Service has set up a team of women who will provide first-time sexual encounters for virgin geeks. If you're a geek, you can book them for three hours--but no less, so cook up some conversational items.

Topic links:
http://www.youtube.com/
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2118932,00.asp
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2120847,00.asp
http://www.theregister.com/2007/04/23/online_impersonations_validation/
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/04/20/geek_service/print.html


This movie is part of the collection: CrankyGeeks

Producer: pcmag
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Language: English
Keywords: crankygeeks; dl.tv; dltv; pcmag; sebastian-rupley; dan-fost; annalee-newitz

Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0


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